Dazzle yourself up this Valentine’s Day with the provocative sensation of maca. Resembling a small rough stone the size of a walnut, maca is a powerful Peruvian root vegetable that can be used to boost libido, increase fertility in both men and women, treat erectile dysfunction, and most of all, make your day of romance even more satisfying.
As the author of two Peruvian superfoods books, Peruvian Power Foods and Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Superfoods Diet, I have studied the health effects of Peruvian maca extensively and have found solid consensus that maca is shown to increase libido in both men and women and has been regarded as a potent sexual stimulant for centuries. When I traveled to Peru for research purposes and to acquire stories from the locals about Peruvian superfoods, I visited the open market of Cusco and asked a few elderly women what maca is good for. They giggled and said, “the bedroom”, so it’s no surprise that today it’s known as Nature’s Viagra in Peru.
Another great anecdote is when a client of mine invited his wife to sit in on his nutritional session. When he steps out of my office to use the restroom, the wife turns to me and happily proclaims, “Thank you for helping my husband lose 30 pounds and most important, I must say, the powder you gave him works phenomenally” The powder is Peruvian maca.
I personally use Peruvian maca and I recommend it to my clients. And yes, their testimonials are resonating well with research claims!
Here I created my own love potion- El Amador Apasionado (The Passionate Lover)- celebrating the feel-good benefits of health and the good vibrations of love. Drink up and it’ll surely put you and your lover in the right mood for date night.
El Amador Apasionado
Serves 2 lovers
2 cups strawberries, fresh
1 raw beet
1 tablespoon ginger, sliced
1 tablespoon Peruvian maca powder
½ cup pineapple
2 cups coconut water
Place all ingredients in the base of a blender. Puree until smooth. Add water to desired consistency.
More smoothie ideas and Peruvian superfood recipes from Whole Body Reboot are available on Amazon.